Reading scores for third and fifth graders are fantastic. 100% of students met or exceeded expectations. That didn't happen at Morningside, Mary Lin, Neighborhood Charter School, or ANY of the city of Decatur schools. Plus, 64% of third graders and 35% of fifth graders exceeded expectations. First grade numbers aren't as strong (80% met, 33% exceeded); but I see that as demonstrating that Toomer is doing a great job narrowing the achievement gap.
Only Morningside fifth graders had higher math scores than Toomer (of the schools I looked at, of course). 81% of Toomer fifth graders met expectations, 35% exceeded them. Compare that to 74% met/13% exceeded at Mary Lin and 75% met/20% exceeded at Glenwood Academy (Decatur's 4th/5th grade school). (Note that the math scores across the state took a hit because of exam changes this year.) Third grade numbers are respectable, but not as strong relative to the comparison schools (75% met/21% exceeded). Ditto for first grade (87% met/40% exceeded).
The progress that Toomer has made over the past few years is nothing short of remarkable. Goes to show you what a strong administration, good teachers, and involved parents/community members can do.
This is fantastic news. Keep the good news coming. Toomer scholastics baby!
Good news on the sales front too there are 26 pending sales in Kirkwood, but only 6 recorded SOLD from 6/1 through yesterday in FMLS, in June. That sound right to you? Those pending sales are good news.
Home sales are up 2% nationwide, reversing 2 months of declines. More good news.
Come sell one in Hawthorn Park.
Have a terrific holiday weekend and a great second half - see you soon.